From award winning documentarian Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth, The Queen of Versailles), The Kingmaker puts the spotlight on Imelda Marcos with an analysis of the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Phillipines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country (not shoes!!!). In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda’s comeback story serves as a dark fairytale.
Nominated for the Grierson Documentary Award at the London Film Festival
“Must-see.” **** - The Times
“Jaw-dropping.” - Variety
“An acute study of the psychology of power.” **** - Time Out
“An enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption.” - Screen International